Born and raised in Brooklyn, Carmelo Anthony lived there until the age of eight, when his family moved to Baltimore. After winning an NCAA championship with Syracuse and playing more than seven seasons in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets, the prolific scoring machine finally came home to New York. Just before the 2011 trade deadline, Anthony and Chauncey Billups joined the Knicks in a multi-player, three-team trade. Anthony had worn number 12 with the Nuggets; given the fact that the number was already retired not once but twice with the Knicks (for Dick McGuire and Earl Monroe), the Knicks’ new leader chose number 7.
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